Comcast Launches the X1 Platform From Xfinity in Richmond Area

        Comcast Launches the X1 Platform From Xfinity in Richmond Area

X1 transforms traditional TV into an Entertainment Operating System - complete
with personalization and social media tools, tailored-for-TV apps and more

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast today announced the
launch of the X1 Platform from Xfinity in the Richmond area. Unlike any other
video service available, X1 uses IP technology delivered over Comcast's
network to create the world's first Entertainment Operating System. X1
integrates the largest collection of video with social media features,
interactive apps, web content and more in one easy-to-navigate, sleek viewing
experience. 

"With the X1 Platform, we're keeping our customers at the forefront of
innovation, and providing them an entertainment experience unlike any they've
seen before," said Tom Coughlin, senior vice president of Comcast's Beltway
Region. "By leveraging IP and cloud-based technology, we have the flexibility
to continually bring new enhancements to customers, further integrate our
services and ultimately make TV viewing smarter, richer and more
personalized."

The launch of X1 is part of Comcast's ongoing and evolving effort to take
advantage of IP technology and the cloud to constantly bring new innovations
to market. For example, Comcast has completed more than 1,200 updates to the
X1 Platform since its launch in 2011.

X1 features currently include:

  oA modern user interface that enables one-click access to programs and a
    highly visual guide to entertainment options and related information
  oA personalized viewing experience with recommendations based on search
    input and previously watched shows and movies
  oThe ability to search simultaneously across live TV, Xfinity On Demand and
    DVR recordings – and see the last nine programs watched across all
    services with a single tap on the remote control
  oThe ability to watch DVR recordings from any room in the house and
    simultaneously record up to four shows while watching another
  oAn expanding selection of tailored-for-TV apps, including social
    networking, traffic, weather, voicemail, Pandora, horoscopes, stocks and a
    sports app to track multiple games at once and check the latest scores,
    standings and schedules while watching a favorite show
  oAn enhanced remote control that offers greater responsiveness and does not
    require a line-of-sight connection to the set-top-box

In addition, the X1 Remote App lets customers use motions, gestures and voice
commands to control their TVs with their Apple handheld devices. For example,
customers can swipe their iPhones to page through the interactive TV guide and
program personalized short-cuts and favorites ("Quick Links"); shake their
device to pause Xfinity On Demand content; and use voice commands to navigate
the guide and search for content. 

X1 will initially be available to new Xfinity Triple Play customers and will
become available to additional customer segments in the future. The X1
Platform is currently available in more than half of Comcast's footprint
nationwide, including the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas.
Comcast plans to launch the service in all remaining markets by the end of
the year.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast
Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to
residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services
to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable
networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production
operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks
and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.


SOURCE Comcast

Website: http://www.comcastcorporation.com
Contact: Alisha Martin, Comcast, 410.513.3155, Alisha_martin@cable.comcast.com
 
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